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Risks Of Flying and things you need to know!

The recent story of Carine Desir, a 44-year-old woman who died on an American Airlines flight from Haiti to New York, has a lot of people thinking: Could that happen to me? Well, it could. But it’s not likely and there’s no reason to panic. There have been a few cases of Ghanaians flying from Ghana or Europe and suddenly die onboard ...

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Oscars 2013: Congolese War Witch hopeful gets US visa

The teenage star of an Oscar-nominated film about child soldiers in Africa has been granted a visa that will enable her to attend the Academy Awards. Rachel Mwanza, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, plays the lead role in War Witch, the Canadian submission in the foreign language film category. The 16-year-old was cast by Montreal film-maker Kim Nguyen despite ...

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Used Clothing Kills Nigerian Textile Industry

ABUJA — In markets in northern Nigeria, some shoppers scoff at clothes made by Nigerian companies and prefer to buy second-hand clothes from the West.  The country’s flailing textile industry says the trend is killing their chances of coming back to life. Nigerian companies make clothes but in your average market, the racks are filled with imports, often from the ...

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Lessons from the Tragic Death of Alhaji Issah Mobila

I read with horror, the low sentences meted out to the individuals that callously killed Alhaji Issah Mobila. Finally, the semblance of justice! Alhaji Issah Mobila was callously murdered on the 17th of December, 2004. What lessons can we glean from this ordeal? Below, I share my thoughts on the ordeal. Quite frankly, I am shocked that it has taken ...

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OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA:

STOP THE POLICE HARASSMENT AND INTIMIDATION IN ANLO.   I, the undersigned, on behalf of my dismayed and aggrieved relations and for the sake of good governance in Ghana and peace in Anlo in particular,  has been compelled to bring to your attention the ongoing misuse of the security forces to protect and promote the illegal activities of the impostor ...

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Pistorius’s Story On His Girfriend’s Shooting Challenged, Bail Decision Pending.

PRETORIA — Lawyers have concluded their arguments in the bail hearing of South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius, who is charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp. The prosecution says Pistorius, a double amputee athlete, committed pre-meditated murder, while the defense maintains he thought he was shooting a burglar. The day in court ended ...

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President cannot dissolve BOG Board

The Fast Track High Court has declared that it was unlawful for the President of the Republic to dissolve the board of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) before the board had served its full term. Giving its judgement in a suit instituted against the Attorney-General and the Governor of the BoG by Mr Sam Okudzeto over the dissolution of the ...

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Maiden Citizens ALERT! Forum Tackles GHC50,000 Rent Advance Payment To MPs

  The maiden Citizens ALERT! Forum lived up to its billing in its uncompromising treatment of the recent GHC50,000 per member rent advance paid to Members of Parliament. The Forum described the payments as scandalous, illegal, and inconsiderate. The Forum was held on Tuesday, 12 February, 2013, at the Ghana International Press Centre with massive media presence and public attendance. ...

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